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and head back to florida. the plane was headed from fort lauderdale to san juan puerto rico. airline officials say the pilot turned back after a bird hit one of its engines. the jet landed safely back at airport and nobody was hurt. the mechanics checked out the planes for any science of damage. another on saturday diverted this one from charlotte to key west. this one landed safely in fort meyers. birds can cripple airplanes the most famous case in 2009 when geese knocked out both engines new york airways flight over new york city. captain sully sullenberger successfully ditched the plane in the river. it's not just the fax hikes and the spending cuts. the white house says the consequences of going over the fiscal cliff could start even before new year's day. one republic leader says it's up to the president to break the stalemate. plus, woulder now learning how much u.s. troops will not be leaving afghanistan, even when afghan forces take charge of their own security. wait. some troops will be staying behind? wait until you hear this as we approach the bottom of the hour and the to
that transition. host: william is in florida on the line for those that are long-term unemployed. caller: good morning. i've been unemployed since 2008 . i had a front-row seat for the housing bubble. i was in a position to make a lot of money on new construction. i had a painting company and was invested in new equipment. all the sudden, the "for kept coming off the house is. you have to adjust your thinking. i am a freelance artist and a free-lance writer. "there is no such thing as a bad experience for writers, only good experience." you have to take stuff to the pawnshops and borrow money from relatives. this is still in plan for opportunity. for a lot of us, it gets to be a war on the poor. there is job training. how do you sustain yourself? people give up looking for jobs. you just don't have one. the unemployment rate is higher than what the official numbers are saying. guest: he is absolutely right. the unemployment rate if you take into account the people working part-time hours and the people who have had to look for work but have dropped out of the labor market and even people who h
backed from his threat to derail rice's nomination. >>> and dramatic video in florida. a fisherman spotted in the water. you can see here, clinging to a cooler. he had been holding on for some seven hours without a life jacket, after a large wave took out his boat. his brother was also thrown overboard. thankfully, he was able to swim to shore and get help. both brothers, good news here, recovering this morning. >>> and a frightening scene high over sydney australia. a construction crane caught fire and forced police to evacuate thousands of people from nearby buildings. and it's a good thing they did because the crane's massive arm eventually collapses, use can see here, on to the roof. the company that owns the crane you see, also owns the one that collapsed here in new york, during hurricane sandy. >>> and finally, we have been told not to cry over spilt milk. wasn't the case here, though. farmers upset that milk prices have gotten so low, they got the world's attention by spraying down riot police outside the european parliament in brussels belgium. the officers' tear gas no ma
.d.s and shortening for early voting and all of that. now in florida we find out what it was really all about. >> shocking. you find out florida officials -- you have charlie crist, another florida official and two other current members of the g.o.p. anonymously telling the post, collaborating the story what we've known for quite some time that the purpose of narrowing the early vote, of making it difficult to register, of having those long, long, long lines by narrowing the hours you have to vote was to make sure that democratic voters, minority voters, young people, college students, that obama voting block, that they don't turn out and vote. that was the express purpose of those laws. that's why when rick scott the governor, when he came into office, it was the first thing he did. remember those -- that was the goal of suppressing the vote and thankfully they failed. new effort in some states but in florida, that failed. it went for obama. we gotta be vigilant because every two years, there is another opportunity for them to nar
in hour number three and now you a story about a man tee. what? >> >> stephanie: a florida woman has been arrested for riding a man tee. she said she is new to the area and didn't realize it was against the law. there was not a sign saying do not ride the man tee. >> don't harass the manatee. >> stephanie: what's weirder than florida? germany. erotic zoos prompt germany to rein state beastalty laws. apparently they've been off the books since 1969. >> interesting hmm. wow. 1969, dude. ♪ >> stephanie: the agriculture minister -- miniature -- he's a regular size. he's not even tall enough to ride a manatee. [ speaking german ] [ laughter ] >> stephanie: a law would make it illegal for people to use animals for sexual acts of their own activities or third parties. the daily mail ties this decision to the recent rise of erothic zoos where people can -- ♪ >> stephanie: where people can visit. >> no! germans are freaks! >> stephanie: well, they can visit to have sex with animals ranging from llamas to goats. >> ok, well, of course. llamas also kick and spit. good luck with that. [ laughter
. >> in hard hit states many foreigners smell a bargain. latin americans in florida, mexicans in texas. while the chinese focus on california, and nowness. >> for the regular house in china it's over a couple million dollars. but, you know, here they can only buy for less than $1 billion chinese dollars. >> economically there is not a problem. it's something for the united states to watch politically. >> analysts who study the chinese say unlike the japanese who bought american landmarks in the '80s or columbian drug houses. >> they are not looking to make a splash or to change nerk their image. they are trying to just as i said, have a place to go if there is trouble. >> these are not the ordinary chinese where the annual income is $5,000 a year. one of the billion chinese millionaires helping the family. and u.s. real estate recover from the process. bret? >> bret: william la jeunesse in los angeles. thank you. still ahead -- get ready to open your wallet again. we will tell you what you will be paying for like it or not. first, will egypt's new president pay the price for a power grab? sto
. >>> a south florida boater is counting his blessings -- that's for sure -- after an accident at sae. rescuers say he was hanging on to the lid from his cooler to stay afloat for seven long hours. see, that's why i always advocate taking a cooler no matter where you go. >> filled with what? >> sunny delight, purple drink. >> grapefruit juice. >> exactly. >> maybe not. >>> also later this half hour, a look inside the unforgettable raid on osama bin laden's compound through the eyes of an american woman who is a hero. >> you've all heard about the navy s.e.a.l. team 6 now. another unsung hero getting her just due, very cool. >> seeing the me previews for the movie when i want to see argo, ooh, ooh, want to see that. >> looks good. >>> but first, the fed slams the brakes on the largest organic peanut butter processor in the country as the company was about to reopen today. >> that's right. the fda crackdown prevents sunland from producing or distributing any food after dozens of people fell ill. abc's brandi hitt has the story. >> reporter: fda inspectors shut down the sunland company's processin
by foreclosure. latin americans like florida, mexicans to texas, asians to nevada and california. among the chinese about 40% are buying homes as an investment. others to live here or their kids to live here. mainland china has almost one million millionaires, and nearly half say they want to invest in the u.s. >> it's a sign of their status, you know? you can show off to your friends or family that i can buy something overseas. not everybody can do it. >> reporter: so the big picture nationally, jon, after crashing in prices are back to levels we saw in 2003 before the so-called housing bubble. back to you. jon: william la jeunesse, thank you. and we'll be right back. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligatio. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks,
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